Leave it to Restoration Hardware to make an impossibly cool desk that weighs close to 400lbs. The Iron Vault Desk is modeled on the turn-of-the-century jewelry shop and factory office safes with hinged doors, latching handles and cabinets with removable shelves. It's formed, riveted and finished by hand out of sheet steel and given a brushed metal finish before it makes its way to your door. Unlike the safes of the past, this one has industrial metal wheels because moving it any other way would be quite difficult. We weren't sure we'd ever get to the point we had a bucket list desk, but this is definitely it.
Doing It Yourself isn’t always the easiest or cheapest option, but odds are you won’t find anything more satisfying than finishing a DIY project with your own two hands. Each week, we’re going to showcase one cool DIY project tutorial from around the web.
You probably already own at least one camp chair. If ... continue reading
After months spent designing a mind-bending range of patterns, mastering the newest knitting technologies, and pulling impeccably dynamic color palettes, Nice Laundry is proud to announce their epic Fall/Winter 2014 collection. The $99 sock drawer makeover (18 pairs) is still their most popular offering, allowing you to load up on high-quality socks for a fraction of the price you'd pay anywhere else. Plus, they'll recycle your old socks for free. It's a perfect fresh start for fall. Cool Material readers can even get a special edition bonus pair and free US shipping with their first order. ... check it out
We generally don't like saying something is the "best of" anything because something will inevitably come out the following week that bests the previous "best of." When that happens, we look like jerks. That said, we're fairly confident that's not going to happen with the new Stacking Shelf Container 50 from Snow Peak. ... continue reading
Moku's idea for a chair involves premium wood sheets that are cross-grained and hydraulic hot-pressed for maximum durability and precision and then formed into a shape worthy of placement in the MoMA store. Unfortunately for us, all that crazy precision, durability and design came together to form a final product designed ... continue reading
The mangosteen leads a sad existence. It grows, produces fruit for a few years, and then is removed to make space for another tree of its kind. Now you can play savior and give the tree new life as your coat butler. The Yosemite Coat Rack is made from a discarded mangosteen tree trunk that's been trimmed down, cleaned ... continue reading
Summer was made for relaxing outdoors. Few things beat knocking back a few beers with some friends on a cool June night. For warmth and light, you’ll want a fire pit. Here are a few of the ones we’d recommend regardless of how much you’re looking to spend.
Propane Round Fire Pit
If money is ... continue reading
The top of this desk looks like a wooden planet. There are peaks and valleys seemingly strewn haphazardly across its surface that happen to make it look cool. Only, they aren't randomly tossed down, Tom Shuster designed each one to hold a device of yours. Complete with spots for docking your phone and tablet, four ... continue reading
From the profile view, the Tern Perch looks like a shiny % sign. That might seem irrelevant, but it's a whole new level of minimalism when it comes to wall mounts for your bike. The single piece of 5052 aluminum that it was fabricated from can support up to 40lbs, but it's so minimal that you might forget it's there ... continue reading
In our junk drawer is a bag of zip ties that have come in handy far more often than we thought they would when we picked them up from the store. While we've used them for a lot, we can't say we ever used them to build furniture. The Zip Tie Lounge Chair uses those cheap ties to hold just a few pieces of plywood together ... continue reading
When you live in an apartment that's really a glorified closet, you have to get creative with how you fill the space. One option would be to drop this Convertible Shelf Table into your pad. Yeah, you'd have to remove your books and knickknacks before you sit down for dinner, but the wood and iron piece can pull helpful ... continue reading
Moving is a pain in the ass. It's not just the packing and the unpacking that make the process about as pleasant as jury duty, but all the little details about setting up your new place just the way you want it. These Furniture Cases from Beijing designer Naihan Li eliminate that entire headache. Each piece is like ... continue reading
Is Fido's lair an eyesore? Does it look like some mass-market cube cage, because, well, it is a mass-market cube cage? Philly's Go! Pet Design wants to provide your pooch with a sleek new home. All designed and made by hand, each of the pieces from Go! Pet Design are original. The pupTENT is made from waxed canvas ... continue reading
The solid walnut or maple Bushakan dock is billed as a dock and glasses stand. Run a charging cable through the back and out the front, plug in your phone, set down your glasses, and you're good to go. We love the simple functionality and the design, but we're more excited to throw a whole collection of pens in it ... continue reading
Upon first glance, the Artifox Desk looks like a simple work area that happens to be pretty sharp, but spend a minute with it and you'll realize all it actually has to offer. Besides its minimal good looks, the desk has a dry-erase surface on the side for note taking (grommet/eraser included), it sports both tablet ... continue reading
As the weather starts to turn, it's time to emerge from your home-based hibernation and experience the outdoors again. Nothing beats cracking a beer outside with just the heat from a fire on a cool night. Of course, buying a fire pit will easily run you $100+ depending on its shape, size, and quality. Instead, may ... continue reading